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5 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

5 Refinancing Mistakes to Avoid

Mortgage interest rates are the lowest they’ve been in years and perhaps you’re wondering if it’s time to refinance your loan. Lenders advertising their refinancing services make it sound as easy as filling out a form and paying less each month. While refinancing does not need to be complicated, here are 5 common mistakes that could cost you thousands of dollars over the course of the loan. Refinancing can be a great experience if you can avoid making these mistakes.

1. Not Shopping Around – Not all loans are structured the same. It’s important to compare your options. Even loans with the same interest rate can have different costs, fees, and terms.

2. Shopping for Too Long – Interest rates change quickly and, in this volatile market, it’s possible to lose a great interest rate by looking for too long. Consider...

Come Home for the Holidays

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A Personal Note On Buying a House

This year my family and I made a huge transition. We moved into our made for us home. The transition has been mostly smooth and we are excited to begin making new memories. My favorite thing about being in my new house is definitely the room we have now to have all the people we love over to celebrate together! I know that buying a new house is stressful. And it doesn’t stop there, moving can be stressful too and hard on everyone. I will be right there with you along the way. Rest assured that all the angst and all the worry will be well worth it in the end.


Welcoming Family & Friends


With the holidays fast approaching we are reminded that many people share their home with family and friends during this season. If you are in the midst of trying to sell your home or have just moved into your new home, it may feel extra stressful to be entertaining  and hosting. Taking a few moments to address some key areas in your home will make your guests’ stay a little more comfortable regardless of whether they have their own room, bed or are camping out on the sofa.

  • Find out if they have any dietary restrictions or a favorite holiday dish and have that on hand.

  • Set out clean towels in an easy to find...